Dave Cortese /SCCGOV
This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the Sacramento Bus Trip. Since it first began, the Bus Trip has increased from a handful of concerned residents advocating for public education funding to 165 residents in 2015 who were navigating through the new local control funding formula. Education advocates, parents, students, community and neighborhood leaders throughout Santa Clara County have joined us over the years.
They have met directly with dozens of state officials, senators, and assembly members to ask questions and voice their concerns about public education.
Bus Trip 2015 GroupBus trip participants also learn about legislative proposals as well as the state’s recommended budget before it is signed into law. Participants will have an opportunity this year to voice their concerns about other issues such as affordable housing, homelessness, immigration, environmental stewardship, economic growth and development.
This year’s Sacramento Bus Trip will be on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, and is cosponsored by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The buses will leave at 6:30 a.m. from the VTA Transit Center at Eastridge Mall in San Jose and return to the same location at about 5 p.m.
The Bus Trip is FREE for everyone. A light breakfast and lunch are also provided.
Visit our Sacramento Bus Trip page to register <https://www.sccgov.org/sites/d3/events/sac/Pages/Sacramento-Bus-Trip-2014.aspx> or contact Mario Lopez at 408 299-5030 or email Mario.Lopez@bos.sccgov.org.